With the launch of AusCycling we are pleased to provide you with important information about your role as a Coach or Instructor. 

In this message we are providing updates about the Coaching and Instructor Pathway, Re-Accreditation, Upcoming Courses, Insurance and Working with Children Checks.

The Coaching and Instructor Pathway

The AusCycling Education Team has developed a Coach Education Framework that will allow all instructors and coaches to obtain a multi-disciplinary accreditation and provide you with new opportunities for ongoing professional development.

The following table outlines the framework. 

The Instructor Pathway focusses on teaching the skills and growing the confidence to ride a bike across all disciplines and development levels. The Coach Pathway takes a science based approach with a focus on a rider's physiological and psychological development.

Your current Coach or Instructor accreditation will remain unchanged (e.g. a Level 1 coach will not transition to an AusCycling Development Coach) until you've undertaken another course or re-accredited.

Re-Accreditation

Re-accreditation at the expiry of your current coaching or instructing accreditation will continue to be required to be renewed every 4 years. 

The AusCycling team will be in contact with you prior to the expiry of your accreditation to provide any specific re-accreditation requirements.
Insurance

AusCycling will continue to offer comprehensive insurance for all accredited coaches including:
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance ($5,000,000)
  • Public and Products Liability ($20,000,000)
  • Personal Accident Insurance

AusCycling is currently finalising the details on the insurance available for coaches who operate as sole traders which we expect to finalise prior to 2021.  All coaches and instructors who currently have an arrangement with MTBA will continue to be honoured. 

For more information visit: https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/insurance-overview
 
New and Upcoming Courses

The Education Team has partnered with etrainU to develop a number of new introductory coaching courses which will be available shortly including:
  • Community Instructor Accreditation (allows a members to assist in coaching sessions in all disciplines)
  • Foundation Instructor (common content and discipline specific modules for accreditation in BMX, Mountain Bike, Road & Track)
  • Mini Wheelers
  • School Teacher BMX Track Accreditation
Additional higher level courses for 2020 and 2021 will be announced shortly. Any currently released courses will proceed as scheduled.
Working With Children Checks

*Important Information* 

Maintaining a Child Safe environment is critical for AusCycling. If you are working with children or vulnerable people as a Coach or Instructor or Official you are required to maintain a Working With Children Check (or equivalent).

Each State and Territory has a different approach to the transition to AusCycling.  To ensure your requirements are met please please follow the instructions for each State or Territory. 

If you are located in one of the following States or Territories you are required to undertake a registration change as described below.

WWCC details to update:

Employer/organisation: AusCycling Limited
Address: Level 12, 459 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Vic 3000
ABN: 70 644 149 351

New South Wales: You are required to change your employer to AusCycling Limited
https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/ChangeOfDetails

South Australia: You are required to add AusCycling Limited as a reportable organisation. https://screening.sa.gov.au/applications/check-status

Tasmania: You are required to change your organisation to AusCycling Limited.  Please follow the instructions at: https://www.cbos.tas.gov.au/topics/licensing-and-registration/registrations/work-with-vulnerable-people

Victoria: You are required to change your organisation to AusCycling Limited.  Please follow the instructions at: https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/individuals/current-cardholders/update-my-details

*Please Note your WWCC profile must be updated within 21 days. 
Other Questions 

For more information visit or Frequently Asked Questions at https://auscycling.org.au/page/get-involved/coaching-faqs 

Thank you for joining us in this exciting journey.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the education team at coaching@auscycling.org.au  

Kind regards,

The AusCycling EducationTeam
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